Wednesday, 19 December 2012


 Hello....once again up and down this land there are cries of "Wednesday already?!"....not only that but its the last one before the next Dr Who episode!! (oh OK, and Christmas!!).

Not been doing much crafting recently as I have been laid up with a wretched bug, hubby had it for 2 weeks and now I have one!  So sit back, snot rag in one hand, hot ginger and elderflower in the other and enjoy the tour of desks that the Queen of WOYWW, Julia, has created here

On my desk this week is the first couple of layers in my new journal.  I bought it on a recent trip to London at Cass Art (LOVE that shop).  Throughout 2012 I amazed myself by completing the entire 365 calendar challenge where you write a small piece of journaling every day.  It is run by the amazing Kate Crane and all the deets are here.

I used a small A5 exercise book for this years journal and found the pages had very little room to decorate once the journaling was included, so I bought an A4 sketchbook so I have plenty of room to play in 2013. 
Man Bites Dog cards this week....."Crooked priest last blonde suspect"......odd as I watched the Da Vinci Code this week....which has a blonde priest in it!!!

Our craft coven had their secret santa swap this week (the theme was as many gifts you could get for £10-one of the group put a fiver in a card and INDIVIDUALLY wrapped £5 of pennies for her recipient!!!), I will take a photo of the lovely goodies later in the week, but I thought I would share one of the gifts I made for my swap (I bought the other gifts).  
Its an empty plastic sweet jar and I have printed off (from Cloth Paper favourite magazine!) 52 art prompts.  They contain prompts such as "use only the supplies you have on your desk" or "make something using only whites" recipient is a great fabric artist and member of the embroidery guild, so hopefully there are some mojo prompts to challenge her.

Right, I am off to scan some desks (whilst sniffing and coughing!!)

Happy crafting and hope you stay germ free!!



  1. Hope you get rid of the lurgy before Christmas! Have a great time.. Helen 3

  2. feel better soon
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    TFS Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.xx #34

  3. Hope you feel better soon! Gift ideas sound great, love your prompt jar idea. No desk from me today as I've got DT projects on there and I can't share it yet! Merry Christmas, take care. Zo xx

  4. Sorry to hear you are under the weather. I still have the cough which started back in the middle of October - going VERY slowly! YES Dr Who and don't forget Miranda too. Thanks for visiting me earlier. Happy Christmas to you - love BJ#1

  5. I'm just dropping in to say....
    May you have a wonderful Christmas filled with everything that makes you happy.
    A x #38

  6. Hiya, Great page, love the colours, and your prompt jar is a great gift idea, must find and print some prompts.
    Happy WOYWW & A Very Happy Christmas too x
    Hugz Minxy 57

  7. Hope you beat the bug before next week!
    Thank you for your support and great comments this year, it does mean a lot! It was so fab to meet you at the Crop which seems AGES ago now!

    Sending hugs and love for a Happy Christmas!
    LLJ #25 xx

  8. What a splendid gift the bottle of prompts is. perfect for the recipient. The money gift was definitely clever and fun. Whole event sounds a hoot. I am #90, last week #100 so it must be a sign, probably to post to WOYWW earlier or maybe it foretells a Mayan invasion of south central Texas.

  9. Lovely your back ground for your journal pages. Happy christmas & New Year Jill #16

  10. ohooooo Dr Who! yay, must remember to make sure I record that, we have too many grown ups coming that won't want to watch it! Hope you're better soon, Have a fabulous Christmas! Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn)) #29

  11. Hope you feel better soon. Thank you so much for all the comments on my work through out the year it is much appreciated. Happy Christmas and new year to you and your family. Sandra xx

  12. Thank you for sharing your desk and sharing the 52 prompts which i will now be investigating as I think it would help me if I had something to kick me up the backside to get things done! Merry Christmas! Lucy #20 x

  13. Hows things? hope all is well and your all set for xmas. I just showed my gf your 365 journal, we may give it a go next year, well She might ;) I don't think I am that disciplined lol, the pages look great x

  14. happy WOYWW! i hope you get well right away! great idea for your gift and what a funny one the other crafter had with all the little wrapped coins!

    may you and your loved ones have a joyful Christmas season
    and a blessed new year ahead!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  15. You poor thing , my children have it and I am full of cold ..yuck
    Just wanted o say have a fab Christmas , thanks for all the lvely cooments hugs trace x
    Hope you feel better soon!

  16. what a great gift to give...inspiration! Love the jar with challenges. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Vickie #100

  17. We do this for one another (DH and me). Years ago we stopped buying presents and now do a £10 as many items as you can get gift. Great fun finding things and laughter as we open them.
    Have a great Christmas (without the lurgy)
    Hugs, Neet 12 xx


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